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, martinez and lafayette will close early next year under a cost-cutting plan. here are the 4 stations that will close... fire station number 4 on hawthorne drive in walnut creek. fire station number 11 on center avenue in clayton. fire station number 12 on shell avenue in martinez and fire station number 16 on los arabis avenue in lafayette. the closures come after voters in the contra costa fire district rejected measure q, which would have provided a temporary, seven-year parcel tax to fund the stations. the stations were chosen based on call volume and how close they are to other stations. new at 11... >> thousands of dollars worth of playstation 3s stolen from amazon dot com. thieves took the video game consoles from a new amazon distribution center in tennessee. detectives say the crooks made their way behind the center and breached the security seal on a cargo trailer, and cleaned it out. officials believe the crooks had help from the inside because they knew exactly which truck held the valuable game systems. police plan to monitor online auctions and trace any items sold
that could happen. >> in addition to the station in martinez, the others earmarked for closure are in walnut creek, lafayette and clayton on center avenue. >> this is going to leave clayton with absolutely no fire stations in our city. >> the stations were marked by contra costa fire officials to save $10 million a year. officials warned that if a partial tax measure failed last month, this would happen, and the measure did fail. >> we're basically at a juncture now where we don't have an awful lot of options available to us. >> fire officials said they made their decision based on call volume of at each. firefighters say closing the station will increase response time. >> we'll have to reconsider our tactics, maybe not go in because when you -- when you go in to do an interior fire tack, you need to have the necessary backup on the outside. >> the supervisors asked the fire chief to come back with more information on specific stations and possible alternatives. >> it is most likely that there'll be some closure, whether that means full or partial closure, i think it's too early to tell. >>
on the chpping block. station 12 on shell avenue in martinez. also station 16 on los arabis avenue in lafayette. station 4 on hawthorne drive in walnut creek. and station 11 on center avenue in clayton. officials have been debating these closures...and their impact this all afternoon. kron four's dan kerman has been inside that board meeting...and has the latest developments. this is fire station number 12 in martinez it's one of four stations on the chopping block >> this is not an easy choice not want to have to do but we're out of options. we will have to do the best we cannot even with the closure of these stations. >> the fire chief says closing these stations will lead to greater response times but he says over the last 4 years the fire district has seen a 32 million dollar drop in property tax revenue and the failure of a parcel tax at the ballot box means >> to try to find another resolution to keep the station open. >> but at a public hearing tuesday, mayors and residents of the communities to be impacted told the fire district board they must look at other options. >> this will leave
will be today at 1:30 p.m. in martinez. they're encouraging the public to come autumn voice their concerns to the supervisors and we are not sure how much this will do what they're asking people to come out and support them. >> just into kron 4 news room. police are on the scene of what they are calling a sophisticated pot growing operation in the south bay. at a home on the 13 block of sandalwood court in san jose. police got to the home just after 3 this morning after the received a call from a neighbor who saw three men going into the home and it's got a robbery was in progress. when the police arrived they found over 300 pot plants valued at zero hundred and $25,000. no one appears to live in the home and police are calling this a sophisticated grow house. we have a crew headed to the sting and will bring you more information as soon as it comes in. >> i ran state tv says that the country's revolutionary guard has captured a u.s. droned after it entered iranian airspace over persian off. i ran is saying that the drone was captured but gave no further details on the location or when the
is here with when a final decision could be made. >> this fire station on shell avenue in martinez is one of four stations in the county marked for closure. in a meeting that just wrapped up, the contra costa county board boar put off making a final vote. >> fire fires throughout the county came in on their day off to see if the contra costa county board of supervisors would vote to close four fire stations. people urged the board to spare the stations in their communities including this fire station situated blocks from the shell refinery. >> it's the first line of defense for us against the many mishaps that could happen. >> in addition to the station in martinez, the others earmarked for closure are in walnut creek on hawthorne driver, loafer, and clayton on center avenue. >> this will leave clayton with absolutely no fire stations in our city. >> the stations were marked by contra costa county fire officials to save $10 mall year. officials warn that if a park tax measure failed last month this would happen and the measure did fail. >> we're at a place now where we don't have an awful
. and getting them off the roads. this was in martinez, this other even though the stormy weather is just getting started.... problems are already showing up.. fallen trees are being cut away around the bay area. earlier this afternoon, to cut chunks of fallen trees... and get it all out of the road in occidental. and in martinez, another tree came falling down near martinez junior high school... it happened on brown street by pacheco boulevard. crews advised drivers to use alternate routes, while picking up their children from school earlier today. >>jacqueline: most of that rainfall will be of to the north of the santa rosa could see most of it and the rain in the general location. by 11:00, still the north bay. but notice by 10:00 it is increasing in intensity this mean >> will press to the south beyond midnight. by 5:00 p.m. is taking over the north bay and showers south of the golden gate. heavy rainfall by 8:00 p.m. and we will continue to see moderate/heavy. by 1:00 p.m., that is when it is expected to press to the east. we will see several more hours of that heavy rainfall with
chainsaws to cut chunks of fallen trees and get them off the road. in martinez, another tree came falling down near the junior high school causing power outages. crews advise drivers to use alternate routes while picking up their children from school earlier today. stay with us as we continue to track the storm. >>> new tonight at 11:00, oakland police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing teenager, 16-year-old shayien white walked away from a group home to coolidge avenue. she is considered at-risk because of her diminished mental capacity which they say is that of a 9 to 12-year-old. >>> oakland police recovering 36 shell casings from the scene where two girls were shot to death on sunday. loved ones of the victims in shock and mourning tonight. >> reporter: their hearts go out to the family of one of their own. school administrators announced that 15-year-old raquel gerstel was shot to death sunday morning. the second victim, her best friend, bobbie sartain. the district superintendent of human resources says the crisis intervention team is on standby in case a large nu
on the chpping block. station 12 on shell avenue in martinez will be shutting down. also station 16 on los arabis avenue in lafayette. station 4 on hawthorne drive in walnut creek. and station 11 on center avenue in clayton. officials have been debating these closures...and impact this all afternoon...kron four's dan kerman has been in that board meeting...and has the latest developments. >> after discussing this matter for most of the afternoon it looks like a contra costa fire protection district will delay a decision on weather or not to shut for down of the 28 stations. they need more information before they make this decision. declining revenues, increase in benefits, pensions mean that the district is not have as much money as it needs to have to keep all of these stations open. >> this is the last option we have we have exhausted all of our reserve funds, cutting costs, and trying to go to the public with a temporary tax measure and that did not pass. we are at a point for we cannot go any further. >> the district wants to look at other options in to get some questions answered and next t
in martinez today will be with the supervisors' offices for the preliminary go over for the stations that are on the chopping block. they're already scheduled to be close. they're encouraging the public to show up the meeting is that 115 pirie and perhap >> police are on the scene of what they're calling it a sophisticated pot growing operation and the south bay. it is an east san jose on the 1300 block of sandalwood court. police got a call at 3 this morning they saw three pe going into the home and i thought it was a robbery in progress. when police arrived and found over 300 pot plants valued at over $125,000. nome was there when the police got there. no one lives and the home and police are calling this a sophisticated row house. we have a crew headed to the scene and we will bring you more in the next half hour. >> lafayette city officials say a portion of the road that collapsed during the weekend storm is likely going to take several months to be repaired. will tran was on the scene and told about this yesterday. workers spent most of yesterday cleaning up the hole with excava
stations in walnut creek, martinez, lafayette, and clayton, the city's only fire station. he says all cities within the district would be impacted. >> once we start taking any of those stations out of service, then having ten units at a fire is going to have a bigger impact come january than it would now if we had all of our companies in service. >> reporter: not to mention the closures would come during the holidays, when districts see an increase in chimney and house fires. the good news is there would be no layoffs involved in these closures. but the district does tell me if they can't find a financial solution next year, we could see two more closures. in martinez, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> there is some new action to try to end the costly eight-day strike at the ports of los angeles and long beach. after an overnight intervention by the mayor, both sides have agreed to bring in a federal mediator. cbs reporter randy paige with the latest on the negotiations. >> both parties have agreed to federal mediation and to a federal mediator. >> reporter: an exhausted mayor announced both
on center avenue in clayton. fire station number 12 on shell avenue in martinez... and fire station number 16 on los arabis avenue in lafayette. the closures come after voters in the contra costa fire district .... rejected measure q.. it would have provided a temporary, seven- year parcel tax to fund the stations. the stations were volume... and how close they are to other stations. ever imagined making a meal at home... just like they do in fine restaurants? coming up on dine and dish - we put on an apron like a professional chef. >> this powerful storm how long it will stick around, coming up. sleep train has your ticket to tempur-pedic. experience the pressure-relieving comfort of tempur-pedic, and sleep risk-free with sleep train's 100-day money back guarantee. get 36 months interest-free financing: no down, and no interest for 3 years. plus, get free same-day delivery. sleep train's 100-day money back guarantee, interest-free financing, and free delivery? that's the ticket! sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic is on now. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪
bay heavy rain highway 4 martinez. we are seeing slow traffic interstate 680, highway 24 approach and the caldecott tunnel ride around san ramon valley. that starts to pick up shortly. we are seeing a light rain in the south bay but it is relatively widespread. 7:00 a.m. this morning take a look at this orange/read that starts to build up on your screen indicates moderate to heavy rain is widespread in the north and east bay. impacting the peninsula and parts of the south bay as well. is out. spotty showers of the back in mostly cloudy conditions. the winds will start to die down. flash flood not concern later today. by 7:00 p.m. light showers in the north bay north of the golden gate bridge. the continue to see spotty showers of the tail end of this walking up saturday morning. keep your umbrella handy. satellite and radar shows the bigger picture a lot of moisture sitting offshore. we have several advisers around the bay area. flash flood watch in effect for the north bay interior valleys. wind advisories for parts of sacramento, the delta, and even the east bay hills and the di
. the stations scheduled for closure are in walnut creek, clayton, martinez and la fayette. the closure list comes about a month after voters in the contra costa fire district rejected measure q, that temporary seven-year complex would have paid for those four fire stations. >>> the berkeley fire station sent out warning letters to more than 900 ambulance patients saying a tax fraud ring may have had access to some of their personal information. a former employee that handles berkeley's billing accessed client informs reportedly to give it to a tax fraud ring. the information may include names, social security numbers and birth dates. 13 people have been arrested so far for their involvement in that ring. >>> 7:07. the good news, muni is back in service. >> that's right. full service. up right now, the hyde cable car was down. it was cleared just before 7:00. everyone back to normal in san francisco with your mass transit. >>> we're gonna take a look outside. we have backup extending all the way to the maze. also starting to see some backup on the east shore freeway. 280 at the 880 split, yo
are in martinez, la fayette, la fayette and clayton -- walnut creek and clayton. >>> a los angeles area firehouse is under fire this morning for letting an exercise company shoot a rather raycy video inside the station. ♪ >> the video shows a scantily- clad woman dancing around with a hula-hoop inside a fire station in venice. fire officials are investigating why the station allowed the filming. the station was in trouble last year for allowing fire trucks to be used in a porn movie. >>> 7:20. well, mark your calendar if you love music. organizers of the lands festival just announced the dates for next year. ♪ >> that's stevie wonder. 2013 festival will be held august 9th through august 11th at golden gate park. organizers have not told us yet who will be performing next year. last year's headliners including stevie wonder, neil young. also meatal law. big show -- also, metallica. big show out there. >>> 7:21. we continue our stormwatch coverage. meteorologist, steve paulson, is tracking the storm. he will tell us which parts of the bay area will get the most rain. he's coming back. scutaro!
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at the heavy rain from richmond, martinez and berkeley, now pushing into the east bay. and 580 and back westward. 280 in san francisco. not only looking it he rain but gusty winds. lighter rains into fremont and union city and the south bay. this will all continue to increase throughout the day. the first half of the day looking much, much different than the second half. carolyn. >> lisa, you are the key person this morning. thank you so much. big concern in the north bay is flooding, especially along creeks and rivers. abc7 news reporter kera clapper is live in napa where they are watching that river rise inch by inch. >> yes. inch by inch, carolyn, especially as the rain continues to fall. i've come to the realization this is my lot in life, to be put in situations where the rain is blowing horizontally at me all morning long. the wind is whipping through napa. we have a look at the river this morning whereas carolyn mentioned, flooding is a concern. it was expected that the river would surpass it's flood level about noon today. now that's changed. estimates go anywhere from 1:00 p.m.
be mountain, santa rosa, and into martinez and vacaville. you see the darker shading green right here. so that heavy rain beginning to sink south into the east bay from richmond and berkeley, continue ron. you see the rain all throughout high bay 1, highway 101 through san francisco. and the winds are common over 40 to 45 miles an hour. into the east bay the rain is picking up from 580, grizzlies peak boulevard, emeryville and walnut creek. no one is spared in the south bay. the rain a little bit lighter from the peninsula over to the east bay. but still it's getting wet from union city, 880 and 680 and down through the south bay right now. so as i said before, if you are not feeling the effects of the rain right now, you are certainly feeling the effects of the wind. 20 to 25 americans gusts from livermore to san jose. but look at the coast. 51 miles an hour. so those planes aren't going anywhere this morning. wind gusts in hayward near 40 miles an hour. wind advisory during noontime and flash flood watch the evening hours. we will see the rises in streams and creeks after the heaviest r
supervisors are expected to vote to close four fire stations within in walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette the county will scale back responses to low priority calls this cost cutting comes after county voters rejected a measure that was a temporary parcel tax toçñ w of fire service. lafayette's city manage urging residents to attend tomorrow's meeting to voice their opposition. >>> oakland city council will hear from both sides april controversial proposal for a dog park. a stretch of green on the corner of macarthur boulevard and lake shore. the area has been a gathering spot for picnics and soccer games. dog lovers want to fence off part of the area to use for a dog park opponents say the area is not the right location for a dog park. >>> california educators will be watching to see what happens when the school year gets longer in five states, starting in 2013. the announce -- part of' there year pilot project administrators hope it makes students more competitive. districts can decide for themselves if they will add extra showers to the school day or extra days to the
on this today and martinez. if there are encouraging people to come on and voice their concerns. we're talking about the fire district and culturcontra costa. there statig that this is because measure q sales a month ago. they stated that they do not have the money and that will have to start closing fire stations. station for is one of them. we do have a full list of the stations are scheduled to close. number four, #11, no. 12, and no. 16. county is extremely busy and a service nine cities with over 6000 people. they have over 41,000 calls a year. they stated that they just do not have the money and the budget. their budget is about hundred and $2 million a year. this stated that they have to save money because measure q did not pass. officials have encouraged people to come out and voice their concerns. >> the latest on the fiscal cliff talks. competing plans from the white house and republicans was little talk of compromise. if the white house plans raises taxes on any and come over to london and $50,000 with 350 billion in cuts to medicare and 200 billion in new stimulus and and fracture
. fire station no. 12 in martinez is one of the four stations on the chopping block. the fire chief says, closing the stations will lead to lower response times but adds, the failure of a partial tax on the november ballot mayes said there are few options left. the next board meeting is scheduled for tuesday december they levitt. the board says, at that point, it would have to make a final decision on the fate of the four fire stations periods >> there is 26 days until the fiscal cliff. the expiration of the bush tax cuts for all americans, and automatic government spending cuts that will kick in and republicans and the white house seem to have found some common ground. both sides are green that tax revenue and reductions in entitlement spending are key elements of the deal. republicans may be softening on raising taxes for wealthier americans and the white house may be on accepting a greater spending cut for medicare. >> we will be right back as kron 4 news continues. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you
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